Solanum aethiopicum. Pumpkin on a Stick is a crazy cousin of the traditional eggplant. The small orange fruits develop along prickly stems that emerge from attractive, bushy plants at the end of summer. The fruits are used in certain Asian dishes, but they are bitter and need to be prepared carefully. We grow them as a simple ornamental eggplants and dry the stems with fruits attached for fall displays. Good in containers and raised beds, and particularly productive in a greenhouse setting. Sow and grow as you would any other eggplant. Also known as Mock Tomato, Hmong Eggplant, and Chinese Scarlet Eggplant. This product is sold by seed count.
Matures in 70 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)